All writing published for No Pause for Breath

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shadow+dust (Qatar) published:

Scars

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Most scars are even visible,
They aren't cuts or bruises, 
Not scrapes across our skin,
The most painful scars are the ones no one notices,
The marks engraved into our hearts and souls,
The words of hate,
that change us,
The scars that are completely and uniquely permanent,
The ones that bring new pain every day.

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about 2 years ago

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Saman (United States) published:

A Poem is a Stage

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Poetry is a complicated creature
of wild words and labelless letters,
a scintillating structure of sound
forever flowing and twirling and winding down a page
up and down and in all directions until
you can't tell up from down anymore and
you are drowned in the wonderful
world of

whispers;
whispers, words, shouts, screams
There is no end to the expression it seems
Lines can flow together as smooth  as a stream
Or they can be Choppy
Set apart and ...

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about 2 years ago

adaytopanic (United States) published:

condensate

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

i look up at the clouds and wish my head were filled with condensation, the bad memories dissipated and floating away, into oblivion, where my brain can be at peace and forever calm.
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about 2 years ago

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gabriellew (Australia) published:

Giants

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Small is how I feel,
hardly a speck in an endless universe,
insignificant and unimportant;
it seems impossible not to,
when there are things larger than we can even comprehend:
stars, black holes, solar systems, galaxies;
and the universe is still growing, 
nothing holding it back
from creating more stars, black holes, solar systems, galaxies;
so how do I make my mark in a world
that 
has hardly made a mark in it's own world of giants.


 

about 2 years ago

korra4life (United States) published:

Nothingness Armor

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

It is a shroud of nothingness
Which surrounds me and 
Wraps me up into its
All-consuming arms; 
It makes me want to 
Stay with it forever
Not because I like it, 
No, but because I 
Don't know what to do 
Without it anymore;
This armor that built
Itself around me is 
Something that I cannot
Take off or else the 
Conniving world could
Creep in and get to me; 
Some may call me cold
Some may call me callous 
But...

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about 2 years ago

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WhiltiernaWolfLord (United States) published:

The Stain of Tragedy

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

This is what it
feels like--
not like being in
a car and going 
too fast
seeing the world fly by 
but knowing 
you're the car 
hurtling towards 
your future, 
not like your lungs
are filled to
bursting with air 
like those childhood games
in the pool where we could
challenge each other who 
would last longest,
and not like when you 
put yourself in the mind of a tree,
losing leaves
every day slowly
drifting 
until you're empty
but...

about 2 years ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) published:

sibilant singing sentence

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

When twilight comes, I like to open my hands,
imagining the dusk coalescing between my fingers,
and there's a weight to it,
and my skin is very heavy,
and I have a long walk home,
through the gathering darkness,
but I'm not afraid of the darkness, of course;
instead, I love it, because sometimes my eyes
get tired of being demanded to make sense
of what they behold
so I like to imagine that trees are not trees at all ...

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about 2 years ago

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Joanna Dias (India) published:

Harrowing

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Sweet wicked passions of the darkest kind, lurking in empty hearts, unopened minds,
while the weak broken willow of stolen light, reaches out and thirsts for absent time ; shrouded by a sinner's crime,
oh the bitter ordeals that scraped that naive mind,  Hercules inner strife that struck the muted cry,
teary blurry visions of tomorrow, found hope in the fading light; writhing and seeking,
an existence better than one devoid of life,
truly wise words wouldn't bring back that fallen...

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about 2 years ago

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Poohbear (United States) published:

Racing Mind

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Staygowhoknowscomeheregotherecleanthiscleanthatmakesureeverythingisdonebeherebetheredon'ttouchthatdohomeworkreadthis
​isdonecantgotonightcantdoanythingfortherestofyourlifehavetoworkhavetogotoschoolhavetokeepupwithfriendstrytohaveagreatlife
​stopbeingunresponsiblebuttrustingallthesamenobreaksnolifenothingtogetthroughthedaydepressionclosingincan'tmindjuststopforonce.

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Changing Accounts (United States) published:

Quiet

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qui·et
/kwīət/
adjective
1. making little or no noise.

Your feet make no sound
on the smooth yellow ground-
the tile beneath your feet is
scuffed 
and beaten
and a whirlwind of voices
hide your tracks-

you are so quiet
that you are loud, in a sense, and
you are refreshing to me:

you are an oasis
when the din
of this tiny town
is too much for my ears and
the clangor continues
and refuses to stop-

you...

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about 2 years ago

Person (United States) published:

Pounding Steps

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Death has been chasing me for years, but it hasn't caught me yet;
it still stalks in my shadows, waiting to take my last breath,
but every time it comes near, I sprint far, far away,
as my life is all I have, and it is here to stay;
with each day, Death creeps closer still,
waiting to take me against my will;
here it comes with pounding steps,
and I know what's coming next,
so I run as fast...

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about 2 years ago

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RedWriter (United States) published:

Stain

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

It's like I knew something would happen
the sword is sharpened on the whetstone
I heard and watched and tasted the cool metal against the hard grainy stonework
but it hadn't worried me, and I simply watched dumbly
in mute awe and bravery, thinking of how beautiful that sword was
how is shines so bright against the whetstone
and then it was pulled into action, hovering in air, striking at me while I stay rooted, transfixed, prepared yet unprepared at...

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about 2 years ago

-writinginhopesofsomeday- (United States) published:

A longing that never subsides...

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

I've learned the heard way,
that the sky is not our world,
but my heart still longs to dance in the clouds,
and sing with the stars,
yet the shaded ocean space,
that I can never reach,
will not come down to meet me,
as I look up at the dreams of children,
and wonder when I'll fly,
when I'll embrace the unknown,
as it engulfs me in silent waves,
of mercy and grace,
where my imagination thrives,
as snow...

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about 2 years ago

The Campbell's Kid (United States) published:

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Why would the chicken cross the long long road only to be greated by his greatest enemy the fast food business and turened into a bucket of fried chicken for humans enjoyment or pleasure when he can just stay on the side of the street he's on and live a life of a longer measure. 

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about 2 years ago

Doktor Habit (United States) published:

Adrenaline

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Burning in my brain and buzzing in my head and causing my hands to tremble
And shifting something in my thoughts
And I speak with words that aren't mine
Leaping to defend the man I'd come to care for
And everyone's suspicious
And everyone's blaming him
And they all think he's guilty
And all of it is nonsense
For I trust him greatly, and he'd never hurt a soul,
And panic starts to shake me,
And anger starts to break...

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about 2 years ago

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s a m (United States) published:

LOOKING BACK ON MY RAMBLE!!!

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

    Yeah I mentioned this the other day, and I'm not gonna stop: Toy Story 3 is literally the Holocaust as the pink bear, who, in my opinion, plays Hitler, throws poor toys to their deaths in the Caterpillar room, which I think serves as a concentration camp, and not to forget the pain that the toys in the first movie felt, feeling all the agony of Sid taking them apart and putting them back together, it's quite disgusting;...

about 2 years ago

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GeoPlayer123YT (United States) published:

Struggle

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Oh, the struggles of not being able to pause for a period, but I guess a lot of people
talk like this, they don't pause at all and when they end up finishing they have to
take a really big breathe and then they say it was worth being out of breath for
that long just to get out the information that they wanted to get out, even if it
is completely unimportant and they wasted their breath for something...

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about 2 years ago

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avocado (Australia) published:

Life.

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Life is
a sentence-
brief
but it leaves an impact,
and
sometimes you
feel
like
you
cant
say
enough
before that
full stop.

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about 2 years ago

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Louise Whittaker (Australia) published:

Why?

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

why do we find
the time to hate
the energy to discriminate
but
not have the sense to feel
to acknowledge what is real
in life
we are singular
why
do we not work together
to create something beautiful
something worthwhile.

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about 2 years ago

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adaytopanic (United States) published:

condensate

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

i look up at the clouds and wish my head were filled with the condensation, the bad memories dissipated and floating away, into oblivion, where my brain can be at peace and forever calm.
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about 2 years ago

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RedWriter (United States) published:

Stain

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

There they are, they're all pressing in
I'm in a room and the windows have translucent curtains
They shouldn't be looking in-
Can't they see I closed the windows for a reason?
But even through the curtains and dirty windows
With smudges and dust they peer in
And see me, but they can't really see me
They crowd around to get a peek but
They have to know that can't represent me
A fleeting glimsp, no, no-
Watch! I am...

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RedWriter (United States) published:

Stain

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Young love is
A dalliance of
Mix-matched, confusing emotions
No one truly
Understands this at
All, it is
An experiment that
Few manage to
Get right at
All- are we
One of those
Precious, precious few?







 

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about 2 years ago

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16missing (United States) published:

Too Good To Be True.

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

You wake up,numbness, you remember why you were cryign last night and the tears come,fast, you run to the bathroom, breathe, you slow your racing heart and get ready to face the world, rejection, you turn down every offered hug and hello to hide your emotions and vunerablity, friends, you see them the reason you were crying and turn away, rushing, the tears come this time falling by the tens, memories, you remember all the happy times you had, lies,...

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about 2 years ago

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halcyon (United States) published:

overthinking

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

my brain is whirling unreasonably fast,
full of definitions of words and everything else
how it all defines us, and everything and everyone
so that i cannot find any sleep, any peace, and rest
that will cure the aching, worried soul that is my mind,
for it is a different soul from me, a separate entity, 
it longs to tear me into shreds, until my heart bleeds
and then bleeds out, leaving me nothing but horribly
ugly logic and noise,...

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about 2 years ago

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Kate Koszulinski (United States) published:

breathless song

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

I was trying so hard to reach out to you and find your hope in the darkness even if I, a song of your soul, was falling breathless. 

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about 2 years ago